A café diner has been left stunned after they were charged $22 for the “saddest-looking” breakfast dish.
The diner was looking forward to enjoying a vibrant plate of eggs benedict at a Melbourne café.
But instead, they were greeted with an “unappetising” plate of toast, topped with what appeared to be half of a piece of sliced ham, two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
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The breakfast menu item took up less than half the plate, prompting the diner to point out they were served many more ingredients when they ordered the same dish during their last visit.
A café diner has been left stunned after they were charged $22 for the ‘saddest-looking’ breakfast dish. Credit: Reddit
“$22 eggs benedict. Three months ago it used to have a lot more for the same price,” the customer said in a Reddit thread.
“This is the whole meal.”
Many were outraged over the breakfast, with some asking whether the diner purchased the expensive meal at an airport.
“This is at a café — not in an airport,” they responded.
Many weighed in on the menu item — as others revealed how they had noticed cafes and restaurants around the world feeling the pinch amid the cost of living.
“Eating out is just feeling more and more unappetising these days. Either the portions are poor or the food itself is subpar at best,” one said.
Another suggested: “I would pay to not have to eat that.”
One shared: “They couldn’t even add some greens and a little squirt of sauce or something? Ugh.”
Another revealed: “I knew immediately that this was either Melbourne or Sydney.”
One Queensland resident jokingly replied: “Don’t you dare leave Brisbane out of this when I’m up here paying $18 for one slice of avocado toast with some crumbled goats’ cheese.”
While another added: “That’s the saddest, most unappetising eggs benedict I have ever seen.”
Earlier this year, Hannah Bowman detailed how she was ‘shook to the core’ after she was charged a ‘wild’ amount of money for a bagel at a café. Credit: Hannah Bowman
Earlier this year, Hannah Bowman, a podcast producer from Sydney, said she was “shook to the core” after being charged a “wild” amount of money for a bagel at a café amid the rising cost of living.
She was going for a walk at lunchtime when she spotted a “delicious” smoked salmon bagel in the window of the bakery.
As she pulled her card out to pay for her lunch to go, she was lost for words when an employee told her “that’ll be $25 please”.
‘Is this a mistake?’
“Guys, I’ve been the victim of a heinous crime,” Hannah said.
“I just went for a little walk to buy a coffee and I walked past a little bakery and I saw this bagel and I thought, I’m gonna just buy my lunch now. That looks delicious, cool I’ve not tried this café before.
“When I went to tap they said, ‘That’ll be $25 please …’ For one smoked salmon bagel? $25 — is this a mistake? Can that be real?”
She couldn’t believe the “wild” price – but she ended up paying for the bagel before walking out in disbelief.
“I feel sick,” she said.
“Honestly I think I was in shock and didn’t realise what had happened until I walked out.”
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